Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Mixed Martial Arts is widely considered to be one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Yet there isn’t anywhere devoted the giving martial arts a voice in the literary community—until now. At Clinch, our goal is to bring the MMA and creative writing communities together. Or, at least, get the two acquainted. We feel that the martial arts are easily misunderstood by anyone that isn’t a fan or practitioner of the sport. But we know MMA is predicated on respect, self-discipline and beauty. And we want to show the literary world that as well!

Social Media Platforms Used
@ClinchLit (Twitter)
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Grant Young
Contact Title
Founding Editor
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Submissions Policy
We're looking for work that encompasses, includes or hints at the vast—and underrepresented—world of martial arts. While we’re committed to only publishing pieces located within that world, the degree of relevance martial arts must have within each piece can vary. We’ll consider any fiction and creative nonfiction submissions up to 5,000 words. Novel and memoir excerpts are acceptable as long as they can stand on their own. Poetry submissions must be limited to three poems or fewer. And as long as they don’t exceed 5,000 words combined we'll consider it. Clinch is only interested in previously unpublished work, and we reserve First Electronic Rights to any piece we accept and publish. As of right now, all submissions are being emailed to [email protected] But I'm looking to create a Submittable account soon so submissions can go there instead!
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Reporting Time
- 2 weeks
Author Payments
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Year Founded
Number Of Issues Per Year
Average Page Views Per Month
Our website went live on Dec. 27, and since then we've had 301 website views.
Average Unique Visitors Per Month
Same as above, and we've had 77 visitors thus far.
Publish Print Anthology?
Grant Young
Founding Editor
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I founded this magazine because I wanted martial arts to have a voice in the literary industry, so here we are!
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
As of right now, it's just me running the whole operation. We are planning to bring other members onto the team sometime in the relatively near future as well though.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
All submissions are sent to [email protected] as an attachment, and then they will be read by me at least two times through before I come to a decision about its status.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
We’re solely looking for work that encompasses, includes or hints at the vast—and underrepresented—world of martial arts. If it’s good writing, and encompasses the martial arts—including boxing—in any way, shape, or form, we want it.